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Japan and Malaysian Economic Development : In the Shadow of the Rising Sun - K. S. Jomo

Japan and Malaysian Economic Development

In the Shadow of the Rising Sun

By: K. S. Jomo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th December 1994
ISBN: 9780415115834
Number Of Pages: 374

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Since the seventies Japanese investment and presence in South East Asia has been steadily increasing. In Malaysia this presence has been heightened by the "Look East" policy adopted in the early eighties. "Japan and Malaysian Development" critically assesses various dimensions of Japan-Malaysia economic relations. It discusses the impact and consequences of the controversial "Look East" policy. The contributors Jomo K. S. has gathered analyze the political dimension of that distinguished relationship. In particular, they examine issues such as trade relations, the different forms of Japanese direct investment, as well as the implications of joint ventures undertaken by both countries.In a highly balanced and unique manner, the contributors attend to concerns about labor and the cultural complexity involved in these transnational, capital ventures, providing a thorough understanding of this economic relation that has yet to have been examined elsewhere.

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Introductionp. 1
Malaysia-Japan: Unequal Trade Partnersp. 21
The Evolution of Japanese Investment in Malaysiap. 44
Japanese Manufacturing Investment in Malaysiap. 75
Japanese Industrial Investments and Technology Transfer in Malaysiap. 102
Japanese Multinational Intra-Firm Trade Transfer Pricing Practices in Malaysiap. 127
A Japanese Factory in Malaysia: Ethnicity as a management ideologyp. 154
Malaysian Forests, Japanese Wood: Japan's role in Malaysia's deforestationp. 182
In-House Unions: 'Looking East' for industrial relationsp. 213
Malaysian Sogoshoshas: Superficial cloning, failed emulationp. 232
Heavy Industrialization: A second round of import substitutionp. 244
The Proton Saga: Malaysian car, Mitsubishi gainp. 263
Proton and Malaysia's Motor Vehicle Industry: National industrial policies and Japanese regional production strategiesp. 291
East Asian Economic Regionalism: Moving to the next levelp. 326
Japanese Cultural Images in Malaysia: Implications of the 'Look East' policyp. 335
Indexp. 364
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ISBN: 9780415115834
ISBN-10: 0415115833
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 7th December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1

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